ONLY ON 3: BSL’s Mayor White faced multiple harassment allegations as police chief


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Submitted: Wed, 10/03/2012 - 3:17am
Updated: Fri, 10/05/2012 - 4:19pm
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BOILING SPRING LAKES, NC (WWAY) — Boiling Spring Lakes Mayor Richard White turned himself in yesterday after a woman filed warrants accusing him of sexual battery and assault on a female. Today we found out more about past allegations against him.

During his time as Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief, White faced several claims of sexual harassment as well as a lawsuit filed by a former officer.

Former BSL police officer Christopher Alexander filed the federal suit in October 2000 against White and the town. Alexander alleged he received credible complaints that White was sexually harassing female citizens of the town. The suit says Alexander reported the complaints to the SBI, which led to an investigation. Alexander sued because he said after he resigned, White retaliated against him.

In response, attorneys filed an answer to Alexander’s allegations, saying White and the town did not have sufficient information to show truth in the allegations of sexual harassment.

The case was dismissed in July 2001 after both sides settled out of court, where, WWAY has learned, Alexander received an undisclosed amount of money. No charges were brought against White.

We called White’s attorney Bruce Mason today for comment. He has not returned our call.

We tried to talk with White at Tuesday night’s Boiling Spring Lakes City Council meeting. He did not want to talk about the accusations, but he did say they are not distracting him from his duties as mayor.

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76 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: BSL’s Mayor White faced multiple harassment allegations as police chief"


Guest keegan
2015 years 8 months ago

A little deep for me, pal! Obviously you aren’t the one I thought might have written about her picture so I apologize for that mistake. And I can admit I know nothing about paintings or photography…..

Guest who
2015 years 8 months ago

Thank you for the welcome! I’m very excited to make the move.

I don’t know Susan, but I did check her blog site that was posted here, and she seems to be trying to wake some people up. That’s tough and thankless task to attempt to tackle.

I also looked up the stalking charge someone mentioned, and according to the Brunswick County court report, it looks like those charges were dismissed against her.

All I can say about that is it seems to be human nature to attempt to discredit someone and call them a hater if they don’t have any real points to counter what the accuser is saying. Perhaps the person who is making these claims against Susan is a family member of the Mr White, and they have no real other way to defend him. It’s understandable, although it’s certainly not very honest. If you’re going to defend a friend or family member against wrongdoing, it’s smarter to have some facts on hand and to not embellish the truth. With the internet, anyone can look up almost anything and see what is what.

Finally, I will say this- it seems to me, if a person writes a blog and discloses all their information about themselves on their own site, they probably wouldn’t be too shy about posting their name on a comment site.

Can we now please get past this and focus on the issue at hand? Let’s have a meaningful discussion about the real problem.

Someone Else
2015 years 8 months ago

Not that it really matters,but is Richard White a republican or democrat?

Guest like
2015 years 8 months ago

WOW!!! More stuff on White we didn’t know about but not surprised to find out about!!! Man!!!! This boy has a real bad habit, it seems!! Go git em ladies!!!!! Drag him into the courts!!!!!!

Guest LK
2015 years 8 months ago

EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THE NEWEST FROM SUSAN’S BLOG!!!!!! IT IS HUGE!!!!!!!